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Me too! Me too! Me too!

"The Treasury Department is under siege by an army of hired guns for banks, savings and loan associations and insurers — as well as for improbable candidates like a Hispanic business group representing plumbing and home-heating specialists. That last group wants the Treasury to hire its members as contractors to take care of houses that the government may end up owning through buying distressed mortgages."

Aren't recruiters hurting too?…


Added by Steve Levy on November 12, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments

Explaining Medical Sales–Part II

In my previous post (Explaining Medical Sales - Part I), I told you about the difference between capital sales and consumable sales, mainly concentrating on what kinds of products are involved in capital sales. In today’s video, we’ll talk about consumable and service sales as they relate to medical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, medical equipment sales, pharmaceutical sales, imaging sales, medical device sales, hospital equipment sales, or biotechnology… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on November 12, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Swerving Through Challenge

A day comes where your mind opens up to the fact that challenge will never be fully under control, only managed.

On November 9th I turned 30, and hit an interesting horizon of sorts. It was as if looking on and reviewing the past suddenly all was clear. I graduated from SJSU in 2005, hoping to find my way forward in the jungle that is career. So many things each day will pull you into multiple shifting directions that to regain the focus is a critical skill, increasingly important,… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 12, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments

Select HRO China to be your partner

Outsourcing of HR function has to be a part of an integrated business strategy for it to succeed. Successful HR outsourcing means quality service. It is quite apparent by now that success in transaction offers the HR function the credibility to engage in transformation. HRO China can make you take advantage of the benefits that HR outsourcing can bring.

HRO China is a deep, time-tested HR consulting expertise of integrating staffing, consulting administration management and other HR… Continue

Added by HRO China on November 11, 2008 at 10:25pm — No Comments

How to Avoid Bridge Burning When Leaving a Job

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In general it's a good idea to avoid a scorched earth policy when leaving a company, even if you were treated…


Added by Craig Fisher on November 11, 2008 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Paul DeBettignies Answers Job Search Question On WCCO TV

As posted on my MN Headhunter blog:

I still hate writing my name in the third person. Anyway...

Friday I was contacted by reporter James Schugel to see if I would be interested in answering a job search related question they had received from a viewer.

I think my answer was, “Heck Yeah!!!”

Thankfully I was…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on November 11, 2008 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Applicant Tracking System Tip of the Week – Subscribe to Your RSS Feed

Almost all applicant tracking solutions (ATS) offer a candidate based career portal. This allows candidates to browse through current positions at your company. One of the best components for attracting candidates back to your career portal is with the RSS feed. It is designed to allow visitors to receive information automatically about future positions as they become available.

This week’s tip is to try subscribing to the RSS feed. By doing so you will be able to:

1.… Continue

Added by Jake Stupak on November 11, 2008 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Maureen in fishnets and pasties

I know many in RBC Land say to themselves, "I know how to write Boolean strings but how come I can't make a hire?" or "I've been using the phone since I was three but I'm afraid of talking to a gatekeeper!"

Maureen Sharib feels your phone pain - really she does. I've known her for a few years and she's confided to me her fear of the phone and her solution to her problem. It's like me with crowds; I'm deathly afraid of making speeches but I've had to mentally… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 11, 2008 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

LinkedIn to Lay Off 10 Percent of Staff

By Chris Snyder WIRED Magazine

LinkedIn said it will eliminate 36 positions, or 10 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring effort to focus on businesses that are generating revenue, reports Reuters.

A spokesperson with the career-based social networking site told Reuters that the cuts are preemptive to make sure the company remains cash-flow positive, and that the decision was made by management, not investors.

One of its backers, Sequoia Capital,… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 11, 2008 at 9:53am — 3 Comments

Viagra for recruiters

Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler of CareerXroads put out an Update newsletter that should be part of your regular recruting reads.

In the update that just hit my Inbox, G&M shared some ideas from their… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 11, 2008 at 9:45am — No Comments

LinkedIn: The Site That Likes a Bad Economy


Here's a company I wish were public so everyone could share in its success: LinkedIn, the social network for business people.

While MySpace got to critical mass first and Facebook became the poster child for the social-network generation, LinkedIn has always been the tortoise in this race. I think of it as the anti–social network. Although every savvy white-collar worker in the U.S. has a LinkedIn account — basically just a page that lists résumé and… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 11, 2008 at 9:15am — No Comments

When recruiters don't catch lies on resumes

Candidate Lies, Recruiter Doesn't Check, Company pays Severance Benefits

National Medical Health Card in Port Washington, NY hired a recruiter to help recruit a new head of HR. This recruiter failed to uncover that the person eventually hired concealed two years of employment with two employers, although the recruiter did check… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 11, 2008 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

Blogging about RCE Global Recruitment Conference Amsterdam 2008

Did you read about the RCE Global Recruitment conference?

It is on live streaming via and of course you'll find postings on


Added by Gordon Lokenberg on November 11, 2008 at 5:44am — No Comments

Becoming your own boss

Purchasing an established business is sometimes characterized as risky. But if you do your due diligence, with the help of professionals, you will have more confidence.

I suggest for people to looking at businesses with tangible assets, and a healthy growth outlook.

Keep in mind the following points while looking:

How pleased are the current customers? Growing the customer numbers is a good strategy. Independently evaluate the current sales, to see if and how you can… Continue

Added by Mike Johns on November 11, 2008 at 5:11am — No Comments

6 Job Blogs You Should Be Reading

I actually found the Punk Rock HR blog much earlier today, interesting.

Sorry for the long link....

1. Personal Branding

About the blog: Writer Dan Schawbel has written extensively about personal branding. "Personal branding is how we market ourselves to others," Schawbel explains.

His blog… Continue

Added by Tina Huckabay on November 10, 2008 at 10:36pm — 2 Comments

We have experienced this before...

Good days and bad days but I think we are all still doing quite well. Just remember, those who survive this will come out stronger then ever! Be innovative, underpromise and overdeliver. Just a few things I wanted to share with all of you. Hiring Freezes do not mean there isn't hiring occurring...We are all keeping busy...aren't we???? What are you all hearing out there?

Added by sheila Greco on November 10, 2008 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

Stop believing it's a bear market for recruiting

Financial Times.

These two words should be part of your daily work schedule just as you check your email for resumes or your ATS for candidates. Recruiting can't be viewed as merely a relationship (although if more viewed recruiting as a relationship activity rather than something that closes a job order or gets an opening off the books, this would be a very big step).

In today's Financial Times,… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 10, 2008 at 8:23pm — No Comments

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In every economic environment, companies need to recruit and groom their next generation of leaders. Smart firms have learned from past mistakes and realize they cannot afford to fall behind in leadership recruiting again. Hiring summer interns is a cost-effective and… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on November 10, 2008 at 4:38pm — No Comments

The Power of a Suit

I loved this recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the power of Christina Binkley's lucky suit. Not because I'm a fan of St. Johns--I'm not. Too difficult to pull off and, in my opinion, too dowdy. And not because I advocate spending that much on a suit--it would be fun but it's unnecessary.

I love this article because Christina has a great outfit in her closet that clearly makes her feel on top of the world, confident, and successful. My theory is the "maître d" can't tell… Continue

Added by Vikki Pachera on November 10, 2008 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Phone Lessons (X Rated)

"I learned to listen to men in a deeper way. Tuning into men's voices, instead of getting caught up on their looks, was the same as a person suddenly going blind, only to find their other senses enhanced." ~ Photo Essay: Phone Sex Operators: Lessons for Virgins.… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 10, 2008 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

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